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Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications

Shooting at high frame rates requires substantial lighting levels which makes HMI sources an ideal choice. However, the process can reveal artefacts in the light which would not be apparent at regular shooting speeds. Dr Phil Ellams of Power Gems gets to the source of the potential issues and offers... Read Full Article

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Power Gems, Christmas lights and MicroSalon Madrid

At this time of year Madrid is decked out in Christmas lights, but Patrick didn’t stop to admire the power supplies or check for flicker-free fairy lights. He was off to ECAM for the MicroSalon AEC Spain and a gathering of the great and good in the world of cinematographers. In its second yea... Read Full Article

Tis the season to unplug

Christmas is coming. It’s time to unplug your ballasts and reconnect with friends and family.On Friday 21 December, Power Gems will close for a short break, to refresh and recharge our power supplies. We return on Wednesday 2 January.2018 – 25 years since we started to produce high speed ballas... Read Full Article

Power Gems in Madrid for MicroSalon AEC Spain

Power Gems will be in Madrid to attend a popular event for cinematographers, showcasing the latest innovations in high speed ballasts. On 14 and 15 December 2018, the Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid Community Film and Audiovisual School), ECAM, will host the Mi... Read Full Article

Power Gems workforce just got bigger

Return is the common theme in the new hires at Power Gems, as we welcome Jackie and Des to Manchester HQ. As announced in July, we were looking for an Electrical & Electronics Assembler/Packing Assistant. Our first joiner, Jackie Aston returns to loom work and full-time employment after s... Read Full Article